Next iPhone (iPhone 6s?) expected to feature an updated Touch ID sensor

Next iPhone (iPhone 6s?) expected to feature an updated Touch ID sensor
Looking at Apple's past releases, we can probably safely assume that this year's new iPhones will represent incremental updates over the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. We can also assume that Apple won't announce any handsets before September, so there's still plenty of time for the company to work on the final variants of the upcoming iPhones. Even so, rumors and speculations have already started to show up.

According to Apple Insider, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the next-gen iPhone(s) will have an enhanced Touch ID sensor that's going to improve the Apple Pay user experience (less reading errors are expected). With Apple Pay being accepted by more and more companies, it's obviously important for Touch ID to work flawlessly. Just like on the iPhone 5s and iPhone 6, the Touch ID sensor should still be included in the home button on this year's iPhones, despite the fact that Apple has been experimenting with Touch ID integration within a device's display.

Yesterday, we told you that the next iPhone is also supposed to feature an 8 MP rear camera, though one that's likely going to be better than the 8 MP cameras of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Well, we're looking forward to seeing what other enhancements this year's iPhone will be packing.

source: Apple Insider



1. TyrionLannister unregistered

The current TouchID is awesome. The one on the 5s worked like 60% of the time for me, but the newer one on iPhone 6/6+ and air 2 brings accuracy to almost 100%. I can't imagine it getting better than this.

6. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

They wants to release a new phone and steal money from some wannabe people. And when you launch a new product you got to update something right. So they decided to update its touch id. Wow ! I mean isn't it something innovative?

11. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009


19. engineer-1701d unregistered

butthurt about what android already has a prototype with touchid built into the touch screen not a button. look at my other posts with links on sunday

25. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

if its a prototype then apple also had patents for it. let alone noone knws how efffective it is, so when it comes out, then talk of it. for now stick with what we have.

26. stealthd unregistered

You realize you could say that about literally any company right?

2. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

I would love to see a fantastic plastic iPhone 6c.....Aint gonna happen though.

3. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Can't wait for the 4" 6S. If it turns out to be true it'll be my first phone to buy at launch.

10. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Can keep wishing! The 5S is still up to snuff though. Apple A7 is still a year more advanced than any Android processor on the market. Literally was the perfect device to future proof with due to the 64bit jump: OS updates won't be passing the 5S by. Expect updates as long as the iPhone 4 was supported. I don't prefer big screen sizes either. Portability and comfort is my priority. I literally cast everything I want to see onto my big screen TV via Apple TV with one tap on my touch screen. And when Im out? I pay attention to what I'm doing with my phone safely stowed awaiting calls, texts and occasional map use.

15. tedkord

Posts: 17514; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's good material. Have you gotten an HBO special yet?

16. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Sorry, but as much as I like iPhones this is load of BS. 5S us running very well but 1GB is just pathetic and it was too little 2 years ago. Cmon, Apple, RAM is probably the cheapest part of internals...but iPad Air 2 has 2 gigs so it's almost certain that 6s will get it too. And A7 was shockingly good at launch but it's a fact that Exynos beats A8 CPU. For now at least. I really keep fingers crossed for 5inch 6s.

17. Ninetysix

Posts: 2966; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

22. engineer-1701d unregistered

well that was proven wrong by hand on tests just watch the videos.

18. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I get it, there isn't always a wall to hug

21. engineer-1701d unregistered

you do know that the a7 and a8 got beat by the android phones on the market from last year and this year.

28. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Run all benchmarks and overclocking you like, still won't help lag from last years android phones (apart from nexus)

20. engineer-1701d unregistered

they already said no to the 4 inch rumor


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Wow OMG well Apple You did it again that is truly innovation!!

12. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Maybe not innovation but I have yet to see anybody else get it done even half as good

5. Saioofi

Posts: 348; Member since: May 23, 2014

Best fingerprint sensor on a smartphone

23. engineer-1701d unregistered

nope that would be the FPC1150 you can go to and findout for yourself the fastest and most accurate

29. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Nice! Which android phone uses that?

7. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Like the 6 weren't just a tiny incremental update.

9. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

If Touch ID aint broke why fix it?

8. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Will it work in .1 seconds instead of .2? Touch ID is already awesome. Android OEM's should take notes from Huawei's Ascend Mate 7: Which has an Apple style TOUCH fingerprint scanner (not swipe) that also works flawlessly. Once you use TouchID, passcodes seem archaic. Best part is that you can just double up the security.

24. engineer-1701d unregistered

the fpc1150 is a miniature with 3d pixel id for samsung home button same size as current button but touch scanner in it. or they may use the Matrix-Switching Touch Screen Panel (MS-TSP) thats what is the big news they pass last year on it as it was still too new and expensive but they may opt for it this time to crush all sales.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31773; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The one they have now is already the best by far, don't fix what ain't broken.

14. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

the current touch id is great apple just needs to integrate touch id in more apps and srvices

27. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

maybe the 6S will come with its own wall to hug

30. Chuck007

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

*Yawn* they said the exact same thing about the 6 last year. Ended up it wasn't at all significantly different than the one on the 5S. What Apple should concentrate on is the rumored 3D touch technology. If they don't implement that for the 6S I really don't know whether I'd get another iPhone this year. Most possibly not.

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